Women’s Space After the Arab Spring: Can We Generalize?

  • Deborah Harrold


This chapter seeks to theorize the range of experiences and outcomes from the Arab uprising to better understand the trajectory of women’s rights in the region. While the importance of strong states for establishing women’s rights in the region has been well established, this chapter argues that two underexamined issues continue to shape the outcomes for women following the events of 2011: first, the expansion of public space for women as a chaotic and dangerous space, and, second, the role of modernization discourse as a tactic.


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  • Deborah Harrold
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaDepartment of Political Science, and Liberal and Professional StudiesPhiladelphiaUSA

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